Cortland Weather Outlook: Wednesday, January 20

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, January 20, 2021:

A cold front will move through the region early this morning.

This front will pick up lake effect snow off Lake Ontario and bring it south toward Cortland County. Flurries and a few heavier squalls will be possible through the morning as a result.

Any squalls could briefly reduce visibility and put down a quick half inch to one inch of snow. Total accumulations through the morning should range from under an inch to as much as two or three inches.

Snow will taper off and end during the afternoon. A few breaks of sunshine may be possible before the sun sets.

Cold northwest winds will blow at 10-15 mph with gusts of 30-35 mph. These winds will prevent the temperatures from rising. Low 20s are expected most of the day with a drop into the teens in the late afternoon.

Temperatures will drop into the low teens this evening. Locally clear skies and geographic influences will send isolated areas into the single digits.

The wind will turn to the south overnight and temperatures will rise all the way back to the upper teens by Thursday morning.

Here is a look at the weather for the next several days:

Thursday: A few morning flurries. Cloudy with a few breaks of sun possible late. Morning lows in the upper 10s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.

Friday: A few lake effect snow showers. Morning lows in the low 20s. Afternoon highs in the low 30s.

Saturday: Persistent lake effect snow showers. Morning lows in the low 10s. Afternoon highs in the upper 10s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Morning lows in the upper 0s. Afternoon highs near 20.